Sales of Apples ends, but the fun continues

July 9, 2015, 1:26pm


The first phase of the Bank Windhoek Cancer Apple Project concluded last week, Friday, 3 July 2015. It was the last day that the public could buy, or order apples to support the fight against cancer.

Apples were sold directly to clients at Bank Windhoek branches countrywide, as well as Food Lovers Market and Fruit & Veg City outlets.

Apples ordered through participating schools and Bank Windhoek support departments will be distributed to the buyers from 20 to 31 July 2015.

“For those that have missed the opportunity to support the Bank Windhoek Cancer Apple Project, do not despair. Bank Windhoek branches, agencies and support departments are participating in an Entrepreneurial Challenge. With this Challenge, branches, agencies and departments received seed capital from the Bank to organise fundraising projects, to raise funds for the Cancer Association of Namibia. The Challenge will run until 2 September 2015 and will create a lot of fun”, said Riaan van Rooyen, Head: Corporate Communication and Social Investment at Bank Windhoek.

Riaan said the Entrepreneurial Challenge gives branches, agencies and departments the opportunity to raise funds for the Cancer Association of Namibia, by more than just selling apples.

Last year, the Entrepreneurial Challenge contributed more than N$387 000 to the N$1.8 million which was raised through the Bank Windhoek Cancer Apple Project.

“I would therefore like to call on our clients and members of the public to once again support their respective branches and agencies as well as our support departments with their fundraising activities and surpass this amount for the benefit of cancer patients in Namibia. Find out from your local branch and agency what they are doing to support the Project and get involved”, Riaan concluded.

The aim of the Bank Windhoek Cancer Apple Project is to raise funds for the Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN), and to create awareness about cancer and educate the Namibian public on how they can protect themselves from cancer and live healthy lives.

The partners of the 2015 Bank Windhoek Cancer Apple Project are:

  • Nampost Couriers, and FedEx, who will distribute the apples, ordered by the schools, throughout Namibia at no cost.
  • Fruit and Veg City, who source the apples from South Africa and provide apples at cost price. They also coordinate the distribution of the apples.
  • RadioWave, our media partner who broadcast radio adverts free of charge.
  • Maerua SuperSpar who awards stationary packs to learners who buy the most apples at every participating school.
  • Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) who audit the results of the school competitions free of charge; and
  • JayLo Productions who provides the sound equipment for events during the Project.